Wind energy rebels rebuked
David Cameron risks a backlash from the countryside after defending the Government's plans to support onshore wind farms. ...Nick Williams, who lives in the shadow of one of the Fullabrook turbines made an emotional plea to "stop the onslaught of the countryside". He said: "I'm a prisoner of Fullabrook."
February 23, 2012
in Western Morning News
David Cameron risks a backlash from the countryside after defending the Government's plans to support onshore wind farms.
The Prime Minister insisted he had sympathy with concerns raised by Tory MPs, but that there were "perfectly hard-headed reasons" for encouraging turbines to be built.
More than 100 turbines are in operation across the Westcountry, and the UK's biggest onshore wind farm in North Devon is expected to be up-and-running shortly.
Mr Cameron's comments came in a letter responding to more than 100 Tory MPs who had called for the scrapping of subsidies for "inefficient" wind power and not to ignore opposition from those... [continue via Web link]